Heat pump water heater

21 May 2012

The Stiebel Eltron Accelera 300 Heat Pump Water Heater can extract up to 80% of its energy requirements from the energy in the air around it. Compressor and fan consume only 1 kWh of electricity to generate the heat equivalent of 3 kWh to 5 kWh. Among heat pump water heaters, it has the largest capacity (80 gal), highest energy factor (2.51), lowest power input (2.2 kW), and lowest power consumption (1739 kWh/year) as determined by DOE testing. The low-power consumption (500 W heat pump only, 2200 W including back-up element) makes the Accelera 300 a viable option for connecting to a PV system. The Accelera 300 is Energy Star certified, and eligible for any available state or local tax credits or rebate incentives. There is a 10-year warranty.

Stiebel Eltron

As seen in: 2012 World Renewable Energy Forum Show-in-Print
Volume: May/June 2012